Phoenix to Serve as One of Four United States Locations to Hold 2016 Global Energy Race

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GER LogoWHAT: On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Phoenix will serve as one of 37 international locations to hold the 2016 Global Energy Race. This is the first time Phoenix will be a host city. The race is managed globally by Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company. Bimbo Bakeries USA, the U.S. arm of Grupo Bimbo, will host the four races held in the United States. The races offer a 10K run option, certified by USA Track and Field, as well as a 3K family fun run/walk. The Phoenix race will be part of a Guinness World Records attempt: The most number of cities participating in the same race on the same day.

For each kilometer completed by each participant in Phoenix, Bimbo Bakeries USA will donate two slices of bread to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – one loaf of bread per completed 10K. First place male and female winners of the 10K race in each participating city will receive an all-expenses paid trip to run in any 2017 Global Energy Race participant city.

The race, started in 2015, was originally held in 22 cities, from Beijing to Long Beach, California. In 2016, the race adds 15 additional locations, for a total of 37 races to be held in 22 countries. Other U.S. locations include Long Beach, CA; Orlando, FL (also a new 2016 host city); and Philadelphia, PA.

WHO: John Lee, Vice President of Marketing, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Dave Thompson, Sales Vice President, Bimbo Bakeries USA will serve as spokespeople on-site at the race

WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Registration: 6:00 a.m.

10K Start: 7:00 a.m.

3K Start: 7:15 a.m.

WHERE: Scottsdale Sports Complex

8081 E. Princess Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

WHY: Grupo Bimbo promotes a healthy lifestyle obtained through a balanced diet, smart eating habits and the daily practice of physical activity. The Global Energy Race emphasizes the importance of “energy balance" among communities – meaning the energy obtained from food should be equal to the energy used or spent from moving or exercising.


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